Côtes de Beaune „La Grande Chatelaine“ blanc 2018

27,51 

Incl. VAT.
(36,68  / 1000 ml)

This means that only wines are produced and sold that do not come from the estate's own land. The grapes, musts or wines used for this come from certified organic or biodynamic vineyards or plants that are in conversion.

Côtes de Beaune "La Grande Chatelaine" blanc 2018

27,51 

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Tasting note from from 07.06.2021, Copyright Sebastian Bordthäuser

François de Nicolay is the name of the Négoce business under the management of the family-owned Domaine Chandon de Briailles in Savigny-Lès-Beaune on the Côte de Beaune. This means that only wines are produced and sold that do not come from the estate's own land. The grapes, musts or wines used for this come from certified organic or biodynamic vineyards or plants that are in conversion. The wines are matured in the cellar of Chandon et Briailles and marketed under their own label.   

The Bourgogne Blanc "La Grande Châtelaine" comes from a plot with vines averaging 30 years old and a vine density of 10,000/hectare. It was fermented without added yeasts for one to six months before being aged in barriques for another 12 months.

Color

Bright straw yellow, radiant and clear.

Nose

The nose, which does not indulge in chatty posturing, seems pure and of one piece. Like a grand dame, you have to pause, because it sets the narrative tempo. To break it down into its component parts would be to disenchant it, for what do buzzwords like citrus, sage or wet chalk say when the sum here is undoubtedly greater than these modest olfactory fragments?

Mouth

On the palate, the 2018 "La Grande Châtelaine" Côtes de Beaune Blanc from Francois de Nicolay seems a bit like squaring the circle. It is sparse with juicy extract, has a grippy feel with creamy melting and a mineral coolness that subordinates the salt to the acidity. The whole comes along closed with good punch that it makes you lead your lips to the goblet again and again. Joyful without slipping into triviality and serious without delivering a proseminar. 

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  • Braised Shii Take with Shiso Cress in Yuzu Dashi
  • Sole in lemon butter with watercress oil
  • Rabbit cooked in buttermilk with young carrots and kohlrabi

Allergens

Contains sulfur

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Content

Alcohol content

12.5% Vol.

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Acid

6,0 g/l

Drinking temperature

11°

Manufacturer

François de Nicolay, 4 Rue Henri Cyrot, 21420 Savigny-Lès-Beaune / France, Organic certificate: FR-BIO-01